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Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

On 10.04.2016 the TBM Tatuzao (11,5 m diameter,120 m length, 27000 tonne weight) completed the Metro Line 4 tunnels between Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca,  linking the Rio de Janeiro centre with ... More Information

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

The Green Line will be a new C-Train line stretch across the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, from North Pointe to the southeast community of Seton, adding 40 km to the existing 59 km LRT (Light ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of a new Double Shield TBM to SELI Overseas S.p.A. after a successful performance of the factory testing on 12th April, 2016. The Double Shield TBM will ... More Information

TEN-T Days 2016

From the 20.06.2016 to 22.06.2016 the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will be in Rotterdam to discuss the development of the Trans-European Transport Network, with a special focus ... More Information

Switzerland's national road tunnels to be updated with DAB +

By the end of 2018 the Federal Roads Office in Switzerland will will have provided all the national road tunnels that are more than 300 m long with DAB + technology. Tunnels below this length do ... More Information

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

On the 27.02.016 and 22.03.2016 excavation was completed in both Albabstieg tunnels. The tunnels both 5940 m in length are in the Lehrer Tal valley on the new high speed Wendlingen-Ulm strecht, ... More Information

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet, the leader in sprayed concrete solutions (equipment, construction chemicals, expertise),has expanded its offering array with the new Alpha 1430 kit it gives customers an ever increasing ... More Information

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Will you be attending BAUMA in Munich April 11-17? Come visit Robbins at booth C2-403. Speak with our experienced worldwide team to learn how we are "Focused Forward", from innovations to ... More Information

Datwyler news

Datwyler news

From  April 2016 to January 2018 Datwyler will deliver 20.236 M 38928 anchored gaskets to JV Acciona Ghella for the Oslo Follo Line in Norway. The tunnel(36.430 m) with an outer diameter 9.550 ... More Information

BAUMA 2016

The 31st Edition of BAUMA the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment opened this morning ... More Information

Wimmer - Leading supplier for tunnelling tools

 Wimmer - Leading supplier for tunnelling tools

Wimmer International was founded in 1984 and is an Austrian family business. They operate in the development and construction of excavator attachments and one of their greatest strengths is in ... More Information

TACS at BAUMA 2016

TACS at BAUMA 2016

Only 3 days are left until  BAUMA 2016 opens its gates in Munich. As in previous years TACS will participate with a booth and would be very pleased to welcome you at its Red Bar for some talks ... More Information

Schuman – Josaphat tunnel now open

Schuman – Josaphat tunnel now open

The new Schuman-Josaphat tunnel opened on the 04.04.2016 allowing for trains to run through for the firet time. The Schuman-Josaphat tunnel is a direct rail link between the Brussels-Schuman station ... More Information

PUB calls pre-qualification exercises for DTSS Phase 2 Tunnel and Tuas WRP

PUB calls pre-qualification exercises for DTSS Phase 2 Tunnel and Tuas WRP

PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, will be calling for two open pre-qualification exercises in April to pre-qualify consultancy firms and construction companies with relevant experience and ... More Information

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Have all the latest tunnelling news, tenders and awards delivered for FREE to your mail box. The tunnelbuilder weekly newsletter goes out every Thursday and brings you up to date with everything ... More Information

Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling conference in 2016

Asia’s Leading Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Summit will return from 6 to 9 September 2016 in Singapore. The Summit 2016 will provide excellent insight into the complexity and ... More Information

Detailed project report for the Varanasi Metro

Detailed project report for the Varanasi Metro

On 29.02.2016 the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) presented the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Varanasi Metro Rail Project to the State Government. The DPR envisages two corridors with ... More Information

Loan signed with EIB for the Lucknow Metro

Loan signed with EIB for the Lucknow Metro

A loan agreement for the Lucknow Metro project between the Government of India and the international funding agency European Investment Bank (EIB) has been signed in Brussels. It was done during the ... More Information

TBM Alice - New Zealand

TBM Alice - New Zealand

The TBM Alice has been dismantled and delivered to the Ports of Auckland for shipment back to its manufacturer to be recycled. The TBM has successfully built two 2.4km underground tunnels which were ... More Information

Palmieri at BAUMA 2016

Palmieri at BAUMA 2016

Palmieri is showing its products at BAUMA this year. BAUMA is in Munich from the 11th until the 17th of April 2016, Palmieri will be situated in Hall C3, Booth 339. Palmieri was founded almost 40 ... More Information

Bertha inspections underway

On the 12.03.2016 the SR99 TBM Bertha reached its last maintenance stop. Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) will take up to one month to inspect the TBM and provide any maintenance that is needed. Some ... More Information

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA in Munich from April 11th  until April the 17th, booth number 5 in the East entrance area, in order to promote the fair worldwide. ExpoTunnel, wants to be able ... More Information

The Angat water improvement project

The Angat water improvement project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a EUR109,24 million (USD123.3 million) loan for a new water tunnel to help modernise Manila’s water supply. This will reduce the risk of shortages ... More Information

Breakthrough on Red Line North at Doha

Last night the 600 tonne TBM, belonging to the consortium of ISG, headed by the Italian company Salini Impregilo, broke through at the Red Line North of al Golf, North East of Doha. The EUR1.8 ... More Information

Swedish drilling and tunneling customer requirements in focus

Swedish drilling and tunneling customer requirements in focus

As part of Sandvik Construction’s increasing focus on the local needs of our customers, we will be participating at two March events to be held in Sweden. Both of these will provide an ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Sant’Urbano tunnel in the Pedemontana Veneta

On 14.03.2016  the Sant’Urbano tunnel in Pedemontana Veneta broke through. The tunnel is 1531m and is the first tunnel between Montecchio Maggiore and Castelgomberto municipalities, which ... More Information

Robbins is focused forward

Robbins is focused forward

The Robbins Company has been the foremost manufacturer of TBMs and underground construction equipment for over 60 years. Click here for a journey through the company history as told by Robbins ... More Information

Second Phase of Second Avenue Subway - New York

Second Phase of Second Avenue Subway - New York

The Second Avenue Subway (SAS) will be New York City’s first major expansion of the subway system in over 50 years. The line will stretch more than 136 km along the length of Manhattan's East ... More Information

Engineering underground space - utilising the assets beneath our feet

Engineering underground space - utilising the assets beneath our feet

HS2 Engineering Director and former Chief Engineer at Crossrail Chris Dulake, will be outlining the engineering and environmental challenges presented in the delivery of HS2 at a special one day ... More Information

Robbins hosts first webinar for the 2016 series

Robbins hosts first webinar for the 2016 series

The Robbins Company will be hosting their first TBM webinar for the 2016 series on April 5th .  The title of the webinar is “The Robbins Crossover TBM: One Machine, Many Geologies”. ... More Information

Bözberg tunnel

On 09.03.2016 the FFS officially began work on the new Bözberg tunnel. It is a 2.7 km-long, double-track and 4 m compatible and runs between Effingen and Schinznach-Dorf  in the ... More Information

PassiveTec® awarded Heathrow contract

PassiveTec® awarded Heathrow contract

The PassiveTec® range of  high performance fire protection panels, jointly owned by PFP Fire Systems and Sheffield Insulations Group, has won the supply  contract for the refurbishing ... More Information

New Breakthrough on the Gold Line Doha Metro Project

On the 24.02.2016 TBM 6 arrived in Sports City Station on the Gold Line Doha Metro Project. The TBM has excavated 1614 m in 73 days, with 10 Fridays on  maintenance, with an average of 22meters ... More Information

Plan to link China to Taiwan with 126 km tunnel

Plan to link China to Taiwan  with 126 km tunnel

Beijing’s 13th five-year development plan, which was unveiled during  the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing states that China is planning to construct a 126 km long ... More Information

Kamchik tunnel completed

Kamchik tunnel completed

On 27.02.2016 Uzbekistan Railways in conjunction with China Railway Tunnel Group completed tunneling works on the main trunk of the 19.1 km tunnel under the Kamchik pass in Uzbekistan. The ... More Information

China Tunnel & Bridge Summit

The 10th China Tunnel & Bridge Summit will be held will be held at Yindo Grand Jasper Hotel in Zhuhai on 17-18 March, 2016. A technical excursion to the artificial island of ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information